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Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia

Joyce Mendes Soares, Athos Gabriel Vilela Queiroz, Vaniely Kaliny Pinheiro de Queiroz, Ana Rodrigues Falbo, Marcelo Neves Silva, Tania Cursino de Menezes Couceiro, Luciana Cavalcanti Lima
INTRODUCTION: Blood is an important resource in several lifesaving interventions, such as anemia correction and improvement of oxygen transport capacity. Despite advances, packed red blood cell (PRBC) transfusion still involves risks. The aim of this study was to describe the knowledge of anesthesiologists about the indications, adverse effects, and alternatives to red blood cell transfusion intraoperatively. METHOD: Cross-sectional study using a questionnaire containing multiple choice questions and clinical cases related to relevant factors on the decision whether to perform PRBC transfusion, its adverse effects, hemoglobin triggers, preventive measures, and blood conservation strategies...
October 10, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Enis Donizetti Silva, Albert Carl Perrino, Alexandre Teruya, Bobbie Jean Sweitzer, Chiara Scaglioni Tessmer Gatto, Claudia Marques Simões, Ederlon Alves Carvalho Rezende, Filomena Regina Barbosa Gomes Galas, Francisco Ricardo Lobo, João Manoel da Silva, Leandro Ultino Taniguchi, Luciano Cesar Pontes de Azevedo, Ludhmila Abrahão Hajjar, Luiz Antônio Mondadori, Marcelo Gama de Abreu, Marcelo Vaz Perez, Regina Paulucci El Dib, Roseny Dos Reis Rodrigues, Suzana Margareth Lobo, Rogean Rodrigues Nunes, Murillo Santucci Cesar de Assunção
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October 6, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Sukru Tekindur, Memduh Yetim, Oguz Kilickaya
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October 5, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Serbülent Gökhan Beyaz
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE: we compared the 12 month outcomes of fluoroscopically guided transforaminal epidural steroid injections with interlaminar epidural steroid injections for the treatment of chronic lumbar spinal pain. Chronic lower back pain is a multifactorial disorder with many possible etiologies. The lifetime prevalence of spinal pain is reportedly 65-80% in the neck and lower back. Epidural injection of corticosteroids is a commonly used intervention for managing chronic spinal pain...
September 30, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Gema Ruíz-López Del Prado, Vendula Blaya-Nováková, Zuleika Saz-Parkinson, Óscar Luis Álvarez-Montero, Alba Ayala, Maria Fe Muñoz-Moreno, Maria João Forjaz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dental injuries incurred during endotracheal intubation are more frequent in patients with previous oral pathology. The study objectives were to develop an oral health questionnaire for preanaesthesia evaluation, easy to apply for personnel without special dental training; and establish a cut-off value for detecting persons with poor oral health. METHODS: Validation study of a self-administered questionnaire, designed according to a literature review and an expert group's recommendations...
September 29, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Murat Haliloglu, Sevgi Bilgen, Neslihan Uzture, Ozge Koner
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The size of the ProSeal laryngeal mask airway in children is determined by the patient's weight. However, in some instances, an alternative method may be required. This study aimed to compare sizing by the auricle with conventional ProSeal laryngeal mask airway sizing by weight in children. METHODS: After approval by the institutional ethics board and written informed consent from parents, 197 children with American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I-II who were scheduled for a routine genitourinary operation were included in the study...
September 29, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Mustafa Soner Özcan, Mahmut Kalem, Menekşe Özçelik, Ercan Şahin, Sanem Çakar, Nazlı Hayırlı, Oya Evirgen, Feyhan Ökten
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In this study it was aimed to examine the histological and morphometric effects on cartilage structure of intra-articular application of levobupivacaine to the shoulder joint. METHODS: In twenty New Zealand adult male rabbits, 35 shoulders were used for the study and prepared in 5 groups of 7. These groups were defined as Groups L1, L2, L3 and L4 which were right shoulders administered with 0.25% and 0.5% levobupivacaine, Group C which were left shoulders as the control group and Groups S1 and S2 which were left shoulders administered with 0...
September 28, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Özgür Yağan, Nilay Taş, Tuğçe Mutlu, Volkan Hancı
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study is to compare the effects of sugammadex and neostigmine, used for neuromuscular blockage antagonism, on postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). METHODS: Our study was completed with 98 ASA I-II risk patients undergoing endotracheal intubation under general anesthesia. At the end of the surgery patients were randomly allocated into two groups given 2mgkg(-1) sugammadex (Group S) or 50μgkg(-1) neostigmine plus 0.2mgkg(-1) atropine (Group N)...
September 28, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Joana Marques, Ana Rita Henriques, Luisa Azevedo, Daniela Chalo, Adelina Almeida
Tracheobronchial rupture is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication commonly caused by neck and chest trauma. Iatrogenic tracheobronchial rupture can be caused by intubation, tracheostomy, bronchoscopy but also linked to pre-existing primary diseases. Paratracheal air cysts, infrequently described in literature, seem to be associated with obstructive lung disease and weaknesses in right posterior lateral wall of the trachea. We report a case of a paratracheal air cyst rupture in a previous healthy patient...
September 27, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Ömer Burak Küçükebe, Deniz Özzeybek, Ruslan Abdullayev, Adil Ustaoğlu, Işıl Tekmen, Tuncay Küme
OBJECTIV: Ischemia-reperfusion injury is one of the consequences of tourniquet application for extremity surgery. The aim of the study was to establish the effect of dexmedetomidine on the acute lung injury following lower extremity experimental ischemia-reperfusion model in rats. METHODS: Twenty-eight Wistar-Albino breed rats were recruited after Ethics Committee approval and allocated into 4 groups, each with 7 subjects. Group 1 (SHAM) received only anesthesia...
September 27, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Tsung-Shih Li, Tsung-Yang Lee, Kate Hsiurong Liao
More and more endoscopically gastrointestinal procedures require anesthesiologists to perform general anesthesia, such as "peroral endoscopic myotomy". Peroral endoscopic myotomy is a novel invasive treatment for the primary motility disorder of esophagus, called esophageal achalasia. Despite of its minimally invasive feature, there are still complications during the procedure which develop to critical conditions and threat patients' lives. Herein we describe a case about tension pneumothorax subsequent to esophageal rupture during peroral endoscopic myotomy...
September 27, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Ricardo Fuentes, Juan Carlos De la Cuadra, Hector Lacassie, Alejandro González
: Neonates and small infants with craniofacial malformation may be very difficult or impossible to mask ventilate or intubate. We would like to report the fiberoptic intubation of a small infant with Treacher Collins Syndrome using the technique described by Ellis et al. CASE REPORT: An one month-old infant with Treacher Collins Syndrome was scheduled for mandibular surgery under general endotracheal anesthesia. Direct laryngoscopy for oral intubation failed to reveal the glottis...
September 27, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Li Lian Foo, Sook Hui Chaw, Lucy Chan, Dharmendra Ganesan, Ravindran Karuppiah
Tension pneumocephalus is rare but has been well documented following trauma and neurosurgical procedures. It is a surgical emergency as it can lead to neurological deterioration, brainstem herniation and death. Unlike previous cases where tension pneumocephalus developed postoperatively, we describe a case of intraoperative tension pneumocephalus leading to sudden, massive open brain herniation out of the craniotomy site. The possible causative factors are outlined. It is imperative to rapidly identify possible causes of acute intraoperative brain herniation, including tension pneumocephalus, and institute appropriate measures to minimize neurological damage...
September 27, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Carlos Javier Shiraishi Zapata
I report a case of hypotension and bradycardia before spinal anesthesia in a pregnant woman with mild to moderate hypertension treated with nifedipine and methyldopa, scheduled for an elective cesarean delivery. She had the history of neurally-mediated syncopes. Two main factors (increased vagal tone and adverse effects of antihypertensive drugs) could explain the hypotension and bradycardia before spinal anesthesia. Monitoring allowed recognizing the problem and corrected it. Thus, it was avoided a disaster in anesthesia, as hemodynamic changes after spinal anesthesia, they would have joined to previous hypotension and bradycardia, which would have caused even a cardiac arrest...
September 26, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Sook Hui Chaw, Li Lian Foo, Lucy Chan, Kang Kwong Wong, Suhailah Abdullah, Boon Kiong Lim
Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor encephalitis is a recently described neurological disorder and an increasingly recognized cause of psychosis, movement disorders and autonomic dysfunction. We report 20-year-old Chinese female who presented with generalized tonic-clonic seizures, recent memory loss, visual hallucinations and abnormal behavior. Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor encephalitis was diagnosed and a computed tomography scan of abdomen reviewed a left adnexal tumor. We describe the first such case report of a patient with anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor encephalitis who was given a bilateral transversus abdominis plane block as the sole anesthetic for removal of ovarian tumor...
September 26, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Ying-Dong Lian, Zong-Xiang Chen, Kang-Ru Zhu, Shu-Yin Sun, Li-Ping Zhu
OBJECTIVES: The increase in the prevalence of obesity presents a significant health and economic problem. Obesity has been reported to be a major contributor to variety of chronic diseases. Childhood obesity has been rising over the past decades leading to various complications in health. Millions of infants and children undergo surgery every year on various health grounds. The present investigation was undertaken to evaluate the effect of spinal anesthesia of equipotent doses of ropivacaine and bupivacaine on over-weight neonatal rats...
September 26, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
José Miguel Cardoso, Miguel Sá, Hugo Reis, Liliana Almeida, José Carlos Sampaio, Célia Pinheiro, Duarte Machado
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Quadratus Lumborum block was recently described and has already shown good results as an analgesic technique in abdominal surgeries, having the potential to significantly reduce opioids consumption and be a valid alternative to epidural catheter. We performed a type II Quadratus Lumborum block for analgesia in a septic patient having a sub-total gastrectomy. CASE REPORT: An 80 year-old, ASA III, male patient, weighting 50kg, with a history of arterial hypertension and hypercholesterolemia, diagnosed with sepsis due to purulent peritonitis was submitted to an open laparotomy...
September 26, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Joana Chaves Gonçalves Rodrigues de Carvalho, Francisco Javier Tercero Machin, Luis San Roman Manzanera, Jordi Blasco Andaluz, Sílvia Herrero Nogués, Núria Peix Soriano, Victor Obach Baurier, Enrique Jesus Carrero Cardenal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dural arteriovenous fistulas are anomalous shunts between dural arterial and venous channels whose nidus is located between the dural leaflets. For those circumstances when invasive treatment is mandatory, endovascular techniques have grown to become the mainstay of practice, choice attributable to their reported safety and effectiveness. We describe the unique and rare case of a dural arteriovenous fistula treated by transarterial embolization and complicated by an intraventricular hemorrhage...
September 24, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Qazi Ehsan Ali, Obaid Ahmed Siddiqui, Syed Hussain Amir, Sarfaraz Ahmad, Shaista Jamil
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Managing the airway of post burn contracture of the neck has always been challenging to anesthesiologists as it limits the alignment of oro-pharyngo-laryngeal axes because of functional and anatomical deformities that occur as a result of long standing contractures. Here the role of the King Vision video laryngoscope which is the latest in the series of video laryngoscope has been evaluated for such patients. CASE REPORT: A 35 year old male patient with post burn contracture of neck was scheduled for release of the contracture...
September 20, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Chawla LaToya Mason
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This case report describes the rare occurrence of paraplegia caused by conversion disorder in a woman who received general anesthesia for breast surgery. CASE REPORT: A 46-year-old healthy woman received general anesthesia for excision of a left breast fibroepithelial lesion. In the post-anesthesia care unit, she reported bilateral loss of both sensation and motor function below the knees. Physical signs and symptoms did not correlate with any anatomical or neurological patterns; imaging revealed no abnormalities...
September 19, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
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